Gosh! & Absolutely can now be found in the excellent Devonport Live Cafe and Shop.  We are very pleased to have some of our products stocked alongside various other local artists and makers, whose attractive works adorn the walls of the cafe. Due to the fact that we have a physical outlet you can now buy lampshades in Plymouth without visiting Gosh! & Absolutely at craft fairs or shows. You can also find a selection of our vintage lamps, handmade cushions, tea-light lanterns and fabric craft kits. So to add a little colour to your life get down to Devonport Live Cafe and take a look! It is a lovely space in George Street, Devonport, west of Plymouth city centre. It’s tucked away from the main thoroughfare, but well worth a stop if you are in the area. As well as the opportunity to pick up fantastic handmade goods or beautiful artwork for your home or as a gift, you can grab a snack and a cup of tea. The kids can enjoy a well-stocked children’s corner and you can have hassle free lunch made from locally sourced produce. Unfortunately, the cafe is not open on Sundays, but don’t worry because this week (28th June) we’ll be at the Devonport Park Sunday Summer Fayre, just a stone’s throw away.

Well, we have been pretty busy at Gosh! & Absolutely HQ in the past couple of weeks, preparing for the Miss Ivy Homes & Gardens Show next weekend. We’ll being showing off our new ranges of fabric combinations, so that our customers can buy or order lampshades and cushions in fun co-ordinating fabrics. We’ll be focussing on our ‘City vs Country’, ‘Enchanted Wander’ and ‘Cut up your Dresses’ ranges, but we’ll bring along some fabric swatches too, so if these don’t hit the spot we’re sure you’ll find something you love. You may have guessed that we’re not really big on beige and boring, we rather hope our colourful combos will liven up or complement your decor and put a smile on your face.

Of course we will also have a selection of ‘new old’ lamps (as my son would put it). We have sourced yet more fantastic vintage lamps and brought them back to life with beautiful bespoke shades. Many of them aren’t available on the website yet so you will have to come along to the show if you want to get your hands on the most recent batch. This is your chance to find a truly individual lamp to suit your style – from the classic Parisian inspired style of the 1960s, to the studio pottery of the 1970s and the bold red and white of the 1980s.

Plus we have this gorgeous 1960s fabric in blues and indigos, such a fabulous print as this is hard to come by, so don’t miss the opportunity to get lampshades and/or cushions in this design as we have limited stocks!

We are very excited as there is just one week to go until the show. Spring is most definitely in the air, and I for one am itching to get going on the redecorating. If you feel the same then the Homes and Gardens Show is a an absolute must – with more than 60 exhibitors! Hope we see you there.

Stylish Homes & Gardens Show, Mount Edgcumbe, Sat 28 – Sun 29 March 2015